PR–Coordinator of the Islamic Cultural Centre
Shaheen Ahmed, originally from Pakistan, has lived in Dublin since 1981. Naturalised as an Irish citizen in 1984, Shaheen has worked tirelessly for Muslim integration in Ireland over the last 30 years. Holding positions such as President of the Pakistan Welfare and Cultural Association of Ireland, PR–Coordinator of the Islamic Cultural Centre and General Secretary of the Muslim Primary Education Board, Shaheen has worked extensively with successive governments and various bodies on behalf of the Islamic community.
Educated first at Islamia College Civil Lines and Punjab University Lahore in Pakistan, Mr Ahmed holds an MBA from the Michael Smurfit College of Business in UCD. He comes from a strong sporting background, having played competitive badminton in Pakistan, Germany and Ireland, as well as top cricket for a number of Irish teams.
Shaheen Ahmed is a family man, with an Irish wife and four children.
Mudafar Al Tawash
Administrator, Islamic Foundation of Ireland
Mudafar Al Tawash has a doctorate in agricultural science and is a graduate of UCD. He worked in relief and development area. He likes to travel, meet and help people worldwide. Mudafar is a practising Muslim and interested to work with minority communities. He likes swimming, walking and travelling.
Sakinah – Ghizala Syed
Member of Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre
Sakinah is a born Again Muslim. After researching the three Abrahamic faiths, she fell in love with Islam. The identity she attaches to herself is that she is a human being living on planet earth and a muslim[one who submits to God]. Her vision the future is of a World without borders. Sakinah has been involved in hosting Interfaith events for several years now with the goal to promote an understanding of the three Abrahamic faiths and to show the many similarities in history and faith that we share.
Imam Jameel Mutoola
Imam, Dublin City Mosque, Talbot Street, Dublin 1
Jameel is the Imam to Anwar–E– Madina, the City’s first mosque on the northside and also, the first Sufi mosque in the State. Interfaith dialogue and action was part of Jameel’s life in his native Mauritius and now he relishes the opportunity to be a member of the Dublin City Interfaith Forum and engage with people from different faiths and cultures.